It's often been said that while players on the PGA Tour play for a lot more money, those on the European Tour have a lot more fun.
We're not sure that this classifies as "fun," per se, but a Facebook Live posted by the European Tour today sure did spark -- pun intended -- a lot of laughs.
We'll let Thomas Bjorn, a 2016 European Ryder Cup Vice Captain, explain what's going on.
"Welcome here to Denmark," said Bjorn. The European Tour is there for this week's Made in Denmark event. "We're just doing a little bit of a fun thing. We're just giving a few players a few, little, electrical injections to see how they react to that when they're chipping... I think this could be fun."
Yeah. Sounds like a blast.
Acting as captains of two teams, respectively, Bjorn and European Ryder Cup Captain Darren Clarke took turns operating a remote control that communicated with a device strapped to each other's team members.
From there -- as the players attempted to play their chip shots -- Bjorn and Clarke would trigger the remote to send an electrical shock through the player.
Sounds more like Hell Week for a fraternity pledge than a practice session at a European Tour event, doesn't it?
Swedish golfer Joel Sjöholm was the first to try. He got zapped in the middle of a chip shot by Bjorn and laughter erupted.
"It was electrifying, literally," Sjöholm said. "It was scary. You didn't know when the shock was going to come -- because you know Thomas. He'd probably do it in your swing. And he did. It was scary and painful at the same time, but fun. A lot of fun."
Halfway through the video, I expected to see Steve-O and Johnny Knoxville pop up on the screen, but that never happened (surely this is an idea for them to use as a stunt in their next movie though, right?).
So, as the interviewer asked, "What's it like to play golf while being electrocuted?"
"Golf is hard enough. Electricity doesn't help at all," reported Sjöholm.
Asked his tactic when it came his turn to control the remote, Clarke said, "I'm going to turn it up."
So, yeah, if you want to see European Tour players getting electric shocks sent through them while hitting chip shots, here you go: